Hedvig Söderlund

Dr. Hedvig Söderlund

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Uppsala University


Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Severely deficient autobiographical memory (SDAM) in healthy adults: A new mnemonic syndrome Neuropsychologia Palombo DJ, Alain C, Söderlund H, Khuu W, Levine B 1433476800 Journal Article
Autobiographical episodic memory in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology Söderlund H, Moscovitch M, Kumar N, Daskalakis J, Flint A, Hermann N, Levine B 1391230800 Journal Article
The effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on autobiographical memory: a review of the literature Epilepsy & Memory: State of the Art Söderlund H, Percy A, Levine B 1335585600 Book Chapter
As time goes by: Hippocampal connectivity changes with remoteness of autobiographical memory retrieval Hippocampus Söderlund H, Moscovitch M, Kumar N, Mandic M, Levine B 1331697600 Journal Article
As time goes by: Hippocampal connectivity changes with remoteness of autobiographical memory retrieval Hippocampus Söderlund H, Moscovitch M, Kumar N, Mandic M, Levine B 1300248000 Journal Article
The effects of electroconvulsive therapy on recent and remote autobiographical memory 5th International Conference on Memory Levine B, Söderlund H, Moscovitch M 1299646800 Presentation
Autobiographical memory impairment in patients with major depressive disorder: dissociating episodic from semantic retrieval 5th International Conference on Memory Söderlund H, Kumar N, Khuu W, Moscovitch M, Levine B 1293858000 Presentation
Scan me once, scan me twice: effects of repeated retrieval on neural correlates of recent and remote episodic autobiographical memories 17th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Söderlund H, Moscovitch M, Mandic M, Levine B 1263013200 Presentation
Episodic memory and regional atrophy in frontotemporal lobar degeneration Neuropsychologia Söderlund H, Black SE, Miller BL, Freedman M,Levine B 1199163600 Journal Article
Acute effects of alcohol on neural correlates of episodic memory encoding Neuroimage Söderlund H, Grady CL, Easdon CE, Tulving E 1167627600 Journal Article
Cerebral changes on MRI and cognitive function: The CASCADE study Neurobiology of Aging Söderlund H, Nilsson LG, Berger K, Breteler MM, Dufouil C, Fuhrer R, Giampaoli S, Hofman A, Pajak A, de Ridder M, Sans S, Schmidt R, Launer LJ 1136091600 Journal Article
Memory encoding and retrieval on the ascending and descending limbs of the blood alcohol concentration curve Psychopharmacology Söderlund H, Parker ES, Schwartz BL, Tulving E 1128139200 Journal Article
The project of an Internaional Congress of Psychology by J. Ochorowicz (1881) International Journal of Psychology Nicolas S, Söderlund H 1104555600 Journal Article
Cognitive test battery of CASCADE: Tasks and data Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition Nilsson L-G, Söderlund H, Berger K, Breteler M, de Ridder M, Launer L 1104555600 Journal Article
Cerebral atrophy as predictor of cognitive function in old, community-dwelling individuals Acta Neurologica Scandinavica Söderlund H, Nyberg L, Nilsson LG 1072933200 Journal Article
High prevalence of white matter hyperintensities in normal aging: relation to blood pressure and cognition Cortex Söderlund H, Nyberg L, Adolfsson R, Nilsson L-G, Launer LJ 1041397200 Journal Article
Aging, cognition, and health Perspectives on Human Memory and Cognitive Aging: Essays in Honour of Fergus Craik Nilsson L-G, Söderlund H 978325200 Book Chapter
Cross-modality priming for individual words in memory for coherent texts Scandinavian Journal of Psychology Nicolas S, Söderlund H 946702800 Journal Article


  • 2003: Ph.D., Psychology, Department of Psychology Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998: Maîtrise, Psychology (experimental and social), Université René Descartes Paris V, Paris, France

Academic Appointments

  • 2008–Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2008–Present: Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2005–2008: Postdoctoral position with Brian Levine, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2003–2005: Postdoctoral position with Endel Tulving, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1999–2003: Graduate position, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999: Research Assistant/Memory tester within the Betula project, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Professional Affiliations

  • 2003–Present: Cognitive Neuroscience Society


Editorial Board

Research Projects:

ECT and Autobiographical Memory.
-Depressed patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) frequently experience a certain degree of memory loss for past events (retrograde amnesia) as well as temporarily impaired new learning (anterograde amnesia). The retrograde amnesia is often temporally graded, with recent memories being lost whereas the remote ones are spared. However, it is common that there is partial recovery some time after ECT, and that the oldest forgotten memories are regained. In spite of well documented behavioral effects of ECT, there has not been any evidence of structural brain damage. The aim of the present study is to characterize autobiographical memory following ECT, to examine potential recovery 3 months post ECT, and to identify potential changes in brain structure and function (with MRI, fMRI and DTI), between pre and post ECT, that are associated with memory loss.
P.I.: Brian Levine Collaborators: Morris Moscovitch, Nathan Herrmann, Bruce Christensen, Jeff Daskalakis
The Rotman Research Institute, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Neural correlates of alcohol-induced memory impairment.
-It is well known that alcohol has a negative impact on memory, and particularly so on episodic memory encoding. What is less known is why this occurs, and what brain structures that are involved in this impairment. In this study, we used fMRI to scan sober and intoxicated subjects while they processed various materials, and their memory for these materials was tested the following day. The purpose of the study is to identify the brain regions that underlie alcohol's memory distorting effects.
P.I.: Endel Tulving Collaborators: Cheryl Grady, Craig Easdon
The Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Canada


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